Authentic Experiences

Using Greenacres’ working farm, our agriculture educators provide authentic farm experiences for your students. From observing grass-fed cattle to harvesting from expansive vegetable gardens, students have the opportunity to tie aspects of agriculture to classroom learning. We will design lessons to support a wide variety of subjects and utilize the gardens, greenhouse, and livestock at Greenacres to help students form a connection with what they are learning in the classroom. Our sustainable approach to agriculture means that students gain an appreciation for responsible farming practices and how each of us are connected to this diverse ecosystem.

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Featured Programming

Spring 2020

Seasonal Farm Exploration

Experience the diverse nature of a working, sustainable farm through hands-on learning! Students will have the opportunity to participate in our ever changing farm life. Observe our livestock, harvest from our gardens, or even help care for the plants in our greenhouse. Every student will leave Greenacres with a one of a kind, authentic farm experience.

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Spring 2020

Farm Ecosystems

Farms are a great place to gain an understanding of how living and non-living things work together to create unique ecosystems. We will explore barns, greenhouse, gardens, pastures, and more to discover how microbes, plants, and animals exist in their physical environment and learn how they depend on each other for survival.

Spring 2020

Caring for Animals on the Farm

Take a tour of our farm where students may observe and learn about the livestock at Greenacres. Depending on the season, students may encounter our cattle, sheep, chickens, turkeys or hogs. We will learn about the needs of all living things and how our team best provides these needs for each type of animal.

Field Trip Sites

Greenhouse

Renovated 1920s Greenhouse. Over 8,000 sq ft. and climate controlled allowing year-round lessons. Filled year round with vegetable production and landscaping plants. Limited bathroom facilities and WiFi is available.

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Gardens

Acres of intensively managed vegetable gardens. Paths and walking spaces make gardens accessible for visiting students.

Gardens
Temple Grandin

Designed by the renowned Dr. Temple Grandin. Highest quality humane handling facility for cattle. Video capabilities for instruction/teaching. Climate controlled (heat only).

Temple Grandin Handling Facility Get Directions
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Happy holidays from all of us at Greenacres! The farmstore will be closed for a holiday break Dec 24 - Jan 5. ...

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It’s a baby boom at Greenacres, with a total of 44 calves joining our herd in 2020! This little one enjoys breakfast under the watchful eye of its momma. We look forward to seeing these little ones grow up in the New Year! ...

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Delicate paperwhites make a stunning centerpiece for your holiday table! We’ve grown them in pebbles, so you can see their beautiful root structure up close. Available in the Farm Store. ...

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Our Research Department is proud to contribute data to the new book Sacred Cow: the Case for (Better) Meat by Diana Rodgers and Robb Wolf. Makes a perfect gift when given with a Greenacres gift card, so the recipient can buy their own grass-fed beef in the New Year! ...

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You don’t typically see poinsettias in cut-flower bouquets, but they’re stunning! 😍 perfect for holiday gift-giving. Now available in the Farmstore! ...

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Winter mornings at the Greenhouse have a special glow.... The grow lights help us produce fresh veggies throughout the dark days of winter. ...

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